Rego fees on the rise

The State’s peak motoring body has renewed calls for the Palaszczuk Government to freeze car registration costs ahead of more increases to come into effect on 1 July.

The annual fee for registering a four-cylinder car would jump almost $13 to $377.40 – which included a traffic improvement fee but not compulsory third party (CTP) insurance fee.

Registering a six-cylinder vehicle would increase from $545.80 to $564.90, not including CTP. 

RACQ Head of Public Policy Dr Rebecca Michael said Queensland motorists already paid more than any other State to register six or eight cylinder cars.

“Transport expenses cost Queensland families $200 per week and every time rego fees go up, it hurts the hip pocket.” Dr Michael said.

“Car registration will rise by inflation in 2019 following a 3.5 percent increase this year but we think must be done to ease the burden on families.”

Dr Michael said motorists also should not be charged for stamp duty on new cars.

“If stamp duty is eliminated it will save drivers around $170 million per year and help make safer and more efficient cars more affordable.”